The first table below looks at the demand for SUSE skills in IT contracts advertised for the Lancashire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SUSE over the 3 months to 16 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Operating Systems category for the Lancashire region.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Novell SUSE Linux
Rank 50 - -
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing SUSE 1 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 0.23% - -
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.75% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 0
Average daily rate £410 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £330 £360
% change year-on-year
+28.78% -8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £27.50 £32.16
% change year-on-year
- -14.48%
Operating Systems Category
Lancashire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
134 65 72
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 31.02% 29.28% 22.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 57 29 34
Average daily rate £250 £265 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.66% -29.30%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £175 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £424 £451
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.40% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 18 3
Average hourly rate £18.00 £19.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.26% -24.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £17.50 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.52 £30.00 £29.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -5.88%
SUSE
North West

SUSE
Jobs Demand Trend in Lancashire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing SUSE across the Lancashire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Operating Systems category.

SUSE Jobs Demand Trend in Lancashire

SUSE
Daily Rate Trend in Lancashire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing SUSE across the Lancashire region.

SUSE Daily Rate Trend in Lancashire

SUSE
Top 8 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Lancashire region citing SUSE also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited SUSE.

1 1 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 1 (100.00%) WebLogic
1 1 (100.00%) HPUX
1 1 (100.00%) Linux
1 1 (100.00%) Apache
1 1 (100.00%) SOA
1 1 (100.00%) TIBCO
1 1 (100.00%) Integration Testing

SUSE
Top Related IT Skills in Lancashire by Category

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Lancashire region citing SUSE also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited SUSE. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (100.00%) WebLogic
1 1 (100.00%) Apache
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (100.00%) SQL Server
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) Test Leader
Operating Systems
1 1 (100.00%) HPUX
1 1 (100.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) SOA
1 1 (100.00%) Integration Testing
Vendors
1 1 (100.00%) TIBCO